Call us twisted, but one of our favorite places in the city to de-stress is the cemetery Assistens Kirkegård. Originally, the plot was intended for the poor to be buried. In time it changed and became a trendy resting place for the wealthy and famous, like physician Niels Bohr and world-renowned writers H.C. Andersen, M. A. Nexø and Søren Kierkegaard.
Nørrebro local take advantage of the cemetery by using it as a picturesque park; in warm weather, expect to see people sunbathing and students studying nestled in between the rare trees and the graves. So bring a carpet, newspaper, boombox, and lay out in the verdant surroundings. Fittingly, the place never gets overcrowded.
Insider tip: If you’re not up for a full-stop, you can use the cemetery as a shortcut to outer Nørrebro by strolling through the dazzling mainway Poppel Allé. And don´t panic if you suddenly find yourself far away from the main entrance—Assistens has several exits.